Reading/Writing

phonemic awareness

Encourage Phonemic Awareness with the ABC Action Chant

Years ago, when my children were in their preschool and kindergarten years, we discovered that the ABC Action Chant is a multi-sensory way to teach young children letters and their corresponding sounds. Letters and sounds...
Third Grade Reading Challenges

Third Grade: Reading Challenges Rear their Ugly Head

I have been a vision therapist for over two decades and have worked with hundreds of children in our vision therapy program. Recently, a parent asked, "What is the most common age of our...
Dysgraphia

Taking the Mystery Out of Dysgraphia

Do you know a child who loves school but hates to complete written assignments? Is there a student in your class who can tell you all about the last book he read but cannot...
accommodative insufficiency

Reading Challenges? When to Suspect Vision as a Culprit

I earned a degree in education and was an elementary school teacher before my current role as administrator and head therapist for The Vision Improvement and Sensory Learning Programs. I now look back and...
Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know

Cool Stuff Every Kid Should Know – Survive the “Summer Slump”

The National Summer Learning Association is an organization that highlights the need for continuing academic support for kids during their summer “time-off.” "To succeed in school and life, children need ongoing opportunities to learn. This is...
Reading Challenges - Vision Therapy

Medical Student Hates to Read? Adult Perspective on Reading Challenges

On so many occasions, I am asked about what types of individuals enroll in vision therapy. Many assume that it is just school aged children, who must have some learning disability or decreased IQ...

NJ Gov. Chris Christie is Dyslexics’ Hero?

As of August 2013, the State of New Jersey has taken two giant steps forward in special education law thanks to its legislature and Governor Chris Christie. New Jersey’s special education regulations now officially...

Bring Literacy to Life – Expand on Reading

My bookshelves are overflowing with books. I am quite the book junkie. I love books of all sizes and shapes, and find a need to have one (or more) for every topic I teach. Many...

How to Sneak in Pre-Reading Skills for Young Children

As a School Psychologist, I often field questions about what parents can do to help a child learn and be ready for school. My answer is simple – read to your child. However, when...

Enhance Memory and Reading Skills with a Picture Game

Picture Words: Memory Matching Game allows for three different games to be played by 1 to 4 players. This game can be customized to fit the needs of your child. If 36 potential matches...